Between July 2011 and June 2012, Bello Haliru Mohammed served as Defense Minister. On May 25, 2015, he was chosen as acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria. Let’s read his full biography and net worth below.
Wikipedia Profile & Background
|Real Name:||Bello Haliru Mohammed|
|Date of Birth:||9 October 1945 |
|Age:||78 years old @ 2023|
|State of Origin:||Kebbi State, Nigeria|
|Place of Birth:||Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State|
|Net Worth:||< $2 million|
|Children:||Bilyamin Mohammed Bello – late Abba|
|Education:||Government College, Zaria, now Berewa College – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria|
|Date of Death:||06 January, 2023 in Abuja|
Bello Haliru Biography
Bello Haliru Mohammed was born in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria. He is Hausa a man from the northern part of the country, Nigeria. He is happily married with kids, two of his known sons are; Bilyamin Mohammed Bello and late Abba. Bello was born on the ninth day of October, nineteen fifty four.
He received education in the field of veterinary medicine. Before 1999, he served in the various administrative capacities of the military governments in which he was employed. Between the months of June 2001 and May 2003, he served as Minister of Communications. He was indicted in a bribery case involving the German telecom corporation Siemens AG after he had left office and resigned from his position.
After finishing his primary education in Birnin Kebbi, he went on to complete his secondary education at Government College in Zaria, which is now known as Berewa College.
In 1966, he was given permission to enroll in the veterinary medical program at Ahmadu Bello University, which was located in Zaria. After completing his studies, he went on to become a member of the Nigerian College of Veterinary Surgeons and a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University.
Wife – Children
Bello Haliru is married, of which we are sure that he has more than one wife. only two of his sons are known to the public; Bilyamin Mohammed Bello and late Abba Bello. Abba Bello his son is a Journalist, Independent researcher, Founder of BK Multi-Resources, Writer, Public speaker and also a Social Media manager.
How old Is Bello Haliru– Age
Just as we said earlier, Haliru Mohammed Bello was born on the 9th day of October, 1945. He will be at the age of 78 on 9th of October, 2023. He died at the age of 77 years old on 06 day of January, 2023.
Where Is Bello Haliru From – State of Origin
The former chairman of PDP was born in Kebbi state. Kebbi state is a state in the northwestern part of Nigeria. It is next to the states of Sokoto and Zamfara to the east and north, and it is next to the state of Niger to the south.
Early Career In Politics
Mohammed was appointed Sokoto State Commissioner for Agriculture and Education in 1977 by General Olusegun Obasanjo. Mohammed campaigned unsuccessfully for Sokoto State Deputy Governor in 1979 on the GNPP platform.
Until December 1983, when the military under Muhammadu Buhari suspended party politics, he was GNPP Secretary for Sokoto State. Mohammed worked for a commercial enterprise before becoming Assistant General Manager and later General Manager of the Rima River Basin and Rural Development Authority.
Haliru Mohammed became Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service in 1988. Under a new decentralized organization that began on 16 February 1988, he was the first Comptroller General of Customs and Excise. He was replaced by General S. O. G. Ango in 1994.
Mohammed founded the Democratic Party of Nigeria in 1995-98. (DPN). Mohammed founded the PDP in Kebbi State after Abacha’s demise. Mohammed was appointed to the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission by President Obasanjo in September 1999.
Minister of Communications
Mohammed took over for Mohammed Arzika as Minister of Communications in June 2001, when President Olusegun Obasanjo made a small change to his cabinet. At the time he was hired, the government was planning to sell Nigerian Telecommunications Limited to a private company (NITEL).
In December 2001, Mohammed said that the regulator made a mistake by revalidating MTS First Mobile’s analog mobile license, which could make it hard to build the country’s GSM network. He said that instead, the government was trying to get MTS to focus on fixed and rural telephony.
In September 2002, Mohammed said that 400,000 new lines were being added to the North-West zone of NITEL’s GSM network. In May 2003, Mohammed changed the rules about how phone companies can connect to each other. These changes were made to encourage competition. In May 2003, Mohammed quit his job.
In 2007, a German court identified Mohammed in a Siemens AG bribery investigation. Mohammed denied receiving €70,000 in two installments. Siemens was fined €201 million for bribing its way to contracts in Nigeria and other nations.
In November 2007, German investigators revealed new Siemens bribery details. ICPC investigated corruption. President Umaru Yar’Adua warned there would be no sacred cows or cover-ups for lawbreakers.
In January 2010, a N5 billion contract to supply equipment to NITEL subsidiary M-tel was scandalized. EFCC opened an inquiry. Mohammed investigated Ericsson’s accusations about Motorola’s activities in 2002 and awarded the contract to Ericsson based on his findings. Mohammed was cleared of wrongdoing.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has already filed charges against him for what they say was his role in stealing money that was supposed to be used to buy arms for the National Security Adviser’s office.
Mohammed was elected PDP National Vice Chairman for the North West Zone (Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Jigawa, and Zamfara) in June 2004. Mohammed became PDP deputy chairman in March 2008.
Mohammed won a telecoms award in Lagos in August 2008. In January 2011, he became acting PDP national chairman when Okwesilieze Nwodo was suspended. Mohammed supports changing the PDP’s zoning system so President Goodluck Jonathan could compete for reelection in 2011.
Acting PDP Chairman of The Federation
As a result of Anthony Anenih’s decision to step down as Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), the BOT has chosen Haliru Mohammed to serve in the role of Acting Chairman.
A meeting of the BOT took place at the Aso Rock presidential palace in Abuja on May 25, 2015, and they voted to approve Mohammed’s nomination at that time. The decision came as a surprise given that Anenih had previously stated that he would be quitting in order to make way for Jonathan to take over the role.
After it came to light on February 10, 2016, that Bello was being prosecuted in connection with the suspected diversion of funds for the purchase of weaponry, he was relieved of his duties and dismissed from his position.
Minister of Defense
Between 2011 and 2012, Mohammed was President Goodluck Jonathan’s Minister of Defense. He was taken out of office on June 22, 2012, as security problems in the north, like bombings by Boko Haram extremists, got worse.
His net worth is estimated to be below or above, $2 million.
Cause of Death
On Friday, 6thJanuary, 2023 his death was confirmed by Alhaji Abubakar Shehu, who served as the Director-General of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council. He said that he passed away after a brief illness.
There are only 49 days left until the general elections in 2023. On February 25, 2023, Nigeria will hold general elections to choose a new President, Vice President, and members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Abba was the first son of Dr. Bello Haliru, who used to be the national chairman of the PDP. In the party’s primary last year, he beat the incumbent House of Representatives member, Bello Relisco, and won the PDP nomination.
A member of his family said that he would be buried on Saturday in Abuja. In a similar situation, SaharaReporters said in November 2022 that tragedy struck the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State when its House of Representatives candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Mr. Ejikeme Omeje, died in an auto accident.
Omeje was a pharmacist and one of the top candidates for the party in the Enugu North Senatorial Zone. He died in an accident on the Eden Ani/Nsukka road, near the El-Rina hotel Nsukka. A party leader who confirmed the sad news said that the accident happened soon after a political meeting at Edem-Ani in Nsukka.